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Bite Prevention

When a dog bites, we all lose. Helping to prevent dog bites is in everyone’s best interest including the person who would have been bit, the dog’s family and the dog itself.

Did you know that most dog bites could have been prevented? The most common reason a dog will bite is out of fear. In fact, most dogs try to warn humans before they bite but most people don’t know what signs to look for or how to approach a dog correctly.

Here are a few tips you can practice today to help keep you, your family and your dog safe and free from bites.

1. Do not approach a dog that is tied up. In fact, the highest number of human fatalities due to dog bites occurs when a dog is tied up.
2. Leave dogs alone while they are eating or chewing on their favorite toy. 
3. Before petting a strange dog ask the owner for permission and avoid giving hugs and kisses.
4. If an off-leash dog approaches you stand like a tree, do not run away and scream.
5. Pay attention to what the dog is telling you. Below is a chart of dog body language by Dr. Sophia Yin to help you identify non-verbal communication a dog may give if they are afraid or stressed.

Dog Body Language

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Please note, in order to include all of the wonderful stories that we can, your adoption story and/or photo will appear on this page for 30 days. Thank you!

Adoption Stories Submission

If you would like your adoption story to be posted, please send us a photo and/or a small paragraph about the pet(s) you have adopted from Larimer Humane Society! Please send your photos in a "jpg" file format. Please note that text submissions and pictures may be edited for space or printed in our shelter newsletter, thank you!

You may submit your stories online.

 

Behavior Resources

Please see behavior resources available through our pet partners, Humane Society of Boulder Valley and ASPCA or contact us at 970-226-3647 ext. 333 for behavior help.

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